Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in KORÇË, Albania

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1.5 km
Ascend 12 m
Descend 39 m

Explore KORÇË in Albania with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: National Museum of Medieval Art

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The National Museum of Medieval Art is located in the city of Korca and was built on 24 April 1980 and is located in two characteristic korça dwellings proclaimed cultural monums. As understood by the name, this museum preserves the most valuable inheritance created by Albanian painters for five centuries. The pavilion of iconographic art exhibited the most prestigious paintings of the post-Byzantine wind. They are from the 12th and 14th century. This museum contains 7500 artistic objects of stone, wood, wool, silver and other metals, folk costumes and other objects that show the antiquity, tradition and originality of civic culture. About 1200 objects most of the time from the Bronze Age and Iron Age, and about 6,000 are icons.

Wikipedia: Muzeu Kombëtar i Artit mesjetar Korçë (SQ), Website

268 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Museum of Oriental Art Bratko

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The Bratko Museum of Oriental Art is an Albanian national museum dedicated to Asian art in Korçë, Albania. The museum was established and opened in June 2003, thus fulfilling the dream of George Dimitri Boria, an Albanian-American photographer, who donated his own collection of Asian art to the museum. Collection which Boria began during his 14 years in post-war Japan as photographer for General Douglas MacArthur, and which continued as a lifelong passion embracing all countries and cultures of the Orient. The name "Bratko" Museum was chosen by G.D. Boria in memory of her beloved mother, Viktoria Bratko, who waited for him in Korca.

Wikipedia: Bratko Museum of Oriental Art (EN)

615 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Katedralja Ringjallja

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The Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Korca was built in 1992 by the Orthodox Church of Albania, and belongs to the Orthodox faith.

Wikipedia: Katedralja ortodokse në Korçë (SQ)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: The National Warrior

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The statue of the National Warrior in Korca is the statue which was built for the Albanians who organized and participated for the liberation of the country from ottoman invaders from 1906 to 1912. The prominent Albanian sculptor, Odhise Paskali, perpetuated their work with a monument dedicated to the National Warrior that descended from the mountain in 1933. The monument is located in the city centre and is known as the "National Warrior Statue".

Wikipedia: Statuja e luftëtarit Kombëtar (Korçë) (SQ)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: National Museum of Education

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The National Museum of Education is a national museum located in Korçë, Albania. The museum is set up in the building where the March 7, 1887 opened the first Albanian school, otherwise known as Mësonjëtorja. It contains the history of Albanian writing and Albanian publications, such as the first Albanian alphabet written by patriot Naum Veqilharxhi and the second Albanian alphabet written by Kostandin Kristoforidhi. There are also pictures and photos of prominent patriots who contributed to the opening of the school, such as Pandeli Sotiri, Petro Nini Luarasi and Nuçi Naçi.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Education (Albania) (EN)

496 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Xhamia e Iljaz Mirahorit

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Iljaz Mirahori Mosque is a historic mosque in Korçë, Albania.

Wikipedia: Mirahori Mosque (EN)

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